Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mythbusters exhibit (DMNS)

We visited the Mythbusters exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science yesterday as part of a co-op class through our homeschool group. (Duct tape canoe, more about it here.)



What a great exhibit, the kids loved it! There were a lot of props from the various Mythbuster's shows, including a flyable duct tape airplane, and a full sized mechanical shark (which they used to test the theory that it's possible to escape from a shark attack by poking the shark in the eye while he has you in his mouth. (See it here.)

The kids tried most of the experiments, including M seeing how quickly he could don his superhero outfit in a phone booth (turns out it takes him about 45 seconds for a cape, gloves, belt and helmet!). Yes, the cape is on backwards, but if you are a superhero racing the clock to get out of the phone booth and save the city from certain destruction... you can ignore little details like that.



Here are R and M (and me) checking themselves out in the blacklight after checking to see if you get wetter running or walking through the rain (walking was the loser there).



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Both kids loved trying to pull a tablecloth off a table quickly enough to not dump everything onto the floor (yes, they did it...).







They also tested their speed in the "dodging bullets" experiment...



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And M couldn't stop laughing over this...



All in all it was a great way to spend the morning (and sneak a few science lessons into the day).

If you get a chance to check out this exhibit, take it... it was amazing.



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